Telephone Outreach Project Assistant Director

We’re hiring directors to build and lead teams of callers that will fundraise and build support for some of our country's most pressing issues - tackling climate change, moving beyond single-use plastics, banning bee-killing pesticides, and more. Being a director with us requires that you work independently, exercise good judgment and work hard to meet your office’s staffing and fundraising goals. You’ll develop communication and leadership skills that will last a lifetime, and you’ll be building the support it takes to win campaigns.

The Telephone Outreach Program (TOP) raises around $2 million annually for 30+ Public Interest Network groups, including PIRG, Environment America, Environmental Action, National Environmental Law Center and Green Corps.

TOP Assistant Director responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit and train a team of 25-35 staff to build political support around leading issues through membership drives.
  • Identify and develop leaders to take on more responsibility
  • Run staff development and leadership trainings
  • Evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback
  • Help to organize a grassroots campaign by working to test and develop the best message
  • Organize grassroots pressure on key elected officials, corporations, and other decision makers
  • Lead by example, fundraising 2-3 days a week
  • Manage an office that contacts 200,000-300,000 people and collects 50,000 petitions annually
  • Help the office run smoothly by tracking and analyzing staff performance

Job qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and social change
  • Ability to convey a sense of urgency and passion you feel about the issues
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong recruitment and staff management skills and experience

Location

Portland, OR

Pay and benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $35,750. The Fund offers a competitive benefits package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, our commuter benefit program, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off and long-term disability insurance. Compensation and benefits may vary based on location and experience. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

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